The Certificate in Latinx Studies is designed to provide theological and ministerial formation to students preparing for ministry with Hispanic/Latinx churches and communities in the U.S.

The certificate can be earned as part of the M.Div. (residential and hybrid), M.T.S., and M.A. in Christian Practice degrees.

Students in the certificate program will take courses in Latinx theology, participate in the Caminantes advanced spiritual formation program, and, in the case of M.Div. students, have at least one field education placement in a Hispanic/Latinx ministry context or the equivalent in the form of a contextual engagement project.   

Through the certificate program, students will:    

  • Become part of a group of fellow sojourners who seek to encounter Christ on the roads connecting Duke Divinity School to the world, while practicing and honing skills for ministry with Hispanic/Latinx communities.   
  • Become part of a learning community that seeks to learn from Hispanic/Latinx Christian traditions and cultures.  
  • Become part of a learning community that is committed to the Hispanic/Latinx community and dedicated to becoming self-aware leaders who can thrive in diverse contexts. 
Requirements

M.Div. (Residential and Hybrid) and M.T.S., Degrees 

  • Two courses in Latinx Studies from approved list
  • One course from a list of approved electives
  • A minimum of one year participation in Caminantes (also offered in hybrid format, as needed)
  • (M.Div. only) At least one field education placement in a Hispanic-Latinx context or the equivalent in the form of a contextual engagement project

M.A. Degree

  • Two courses in Latinx Studies from approved list
  • A written self-evaluation of the student’s grasp of Latinx theology completed in the second year of the program and submitted before graduation to the administrative team; this submission can either be written in fulfillment of the requirements of any course at Duke Divinity School or apart from a course. 
  • A minimum of one year participation in Caminantes (also offered in hybrid format, as needed). 

Students may take other classes in the Divinity School or the University with the approval of the certificate director.

Find detailed information about requirements and courses for current students (NetID required) »

For more information, contact:
Dr. Peter Casarella
Certificate Director
pjc36@duke.edu